Thursday, January 10, 2013

Honey Better Than Cough Medicine

Honey Better Than Cough Medicine
Anyone would know, honey could be a panacea to cure various ailments symptoms. And now, the existence of the honey the stronger the research results to the researchers from Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, the United States recently. According to the findings, the honey is proven to effectively relieve coughing in children and help them sleep soundly at night. Treatment with honey is even better than cough syrup containing dextromethorphan.
"The results were so convincing that we can state clearly that honey is better than dextromethorphan or no treatment at all," said Dr. Ian M. Paul one of the investigators. "Many families associated with these findings, and they will say that counsel's grandmother's true," added Ian M. Paul is publishing the results of this study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, December 2007 edition.

So far, the treatment for respiratory infection caused by stones or the common cold has been no really effective. While dextromethorphan is widely used, but there is no evidence that these drugs actually work. Some pediatricians who read the results of this study recommend that the honey can be used as an alternative to overcome cough in children. However, they suggest, honey should not be given to children under one year due to risk of botulism or poisoning.

In their study, the researchers enrolled 105 children with upper respiratory infections at a clinic in Pennsylvania. The parents of this child was given each of them a bag containing drugs and their dosage instructions. Some bags do not include medication. Some of the bags containing the drug dextromethorphan with aromas of honey, while the other contains a similar dose of honey. The researchers collected data on symptoms of cough and sleeping children from their parents, both before and after treatment. All children progress, but who eat honey consistently recorded the highest average scores in decreasing the frequency and severity of their cough. Children who drank honey also experienced an improvement in their sleep quality.


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